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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
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    Default Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    Unlike even the little kings of the Land, you have the power of death over life. Only you, by long tradition, may wield the two-handed sword and wear the plain white tabard of the Order. With or without your sword you have extraordinary powers.
    The Order keeps the law and keeps the ordinaries safe from the Others. Sometimes one of the Order - or even, unusually, one of the ordinaries - breaks the great law of peace, falls from grace, and becomes an Other, possessing a twisted and corrupting version of the powers held by the Order. Then it is your sacred duty to pursue and put them down.
    Players: At least one.
    Classes: Initially, paladins - kind of a wuxia fighter-mage hybrid.
    Rules: The Paladin RPG, a set of rules expressly designed for extraordinary characters making muddy moral choices.
    Setting: The Land, an isolated collection of little kingdoms and free cities where peaceable ordinaries keep the law and only the Order have the power to mete capital punishment or to make war on the Other.
    The Laws: Suffer no Other to live. Protect the ordinaries. Obey the kings of the land. Obey the head of the Order. Do not harm the ordinaries. The Great Law: Do not kill an ordinary.
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    On a pause from play by post.
    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
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    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    I'm always up for trying out new systems.

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    You're welcome to read the rules and build a Paladn. I'll try to answer any questions.
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    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
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    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    Do I come up with my own attributes, or do I use the ones shown in the example?

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    You come up with your own attributes by answering the questions in the example. Every character should have different attributes that drive their approach to life and conflict.
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    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
    DTRPG and itch
    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Orc in the Playground
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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    What kinds of races does the Land have? Just humans, or are there standard fantasy staples like dwarves and elves.

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    Your character could be pretty much any type of creature, with any type of physical description, but there's no mechanical advantage to selecting something other than standard "human." Generally, your character's principal mode of combat will be their big two handed sword, so no fancy breath weapons or other insidious "natural" attacks.
    On a pause from play by post.
    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
    DTRPG and itch
    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Orc in the Playground
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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    I'm having trouble coming up with social attributes. Light ones too, since what divides them from Flesh attributes isn't very clear.

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    Just throw down some words in the boxes to see the general outline of an unexpected character, then assign some numbers to shade in the outline.
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    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
    DTRPG and itch
    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Orc in the Playground
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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    Okay then, how about this?

    Sir Varus

    Flesh: Might 4 Fortitude 3 Reason 2
    Light: Courage 2 Insight 2 Wisdom 2
    Dark: Fury 2 Pride 0 Intimidation 1
    Abilities: Arms (greatsword), Tracking, and Survival

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    That looks really good. I'll start an I.C. thread soon. Would you rather start out:
    • journeying across the high desert;
    • in a farming village amid forested foothills;
    • in a small mercantile town that has grown in the ruins of an ancient city;
    • in the court of a king?
    On a pause from play by post.
    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
    DTRPG and itch
    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    I'll start out simple with the forest village.

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    Default Re: Sword of Heaven: The Paladin RPG (one shot, solo or more)

    On a pause from play by post.
    "I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase 'politically correct' wherever we could with 'treating other people with respect', and it made me smile."..."I know what youíre thinking now. Youíre thinking 'Oh my god, thatís treating other people with respect gone mad!'" - Neil Gaiman
    DTRPG and itch
    The Knife - Fusils, Swords, and Alchemy! Long reign the Queen!

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